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Internet Safety In Suffolk

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The County of Suffolk will utilize grant funds to support the police department's Internet Safety In Suffolk Project. The Project has two separate components with the overall goal of protecting children from the dangers of the internet. The first component is accomplished through aggressive on-line undercover investigations and the second component is education through community outreach. The funds will cover computer forensic hardware and software and overtime for officers to investigate and apprehend pedophiles and child pornographers. Activities involved in these endeavors include on-line undercover investigations, surveillance of subjects, obtaining search warrants, arrests, and forensic examination of computer equipment or any other activities necessary for successful case investigation and preparation. In addition, the detectives will dedicate approximately 400 hours to a highly successful community outreach internet safety presentation program given to students, parents, teachers and other interested community groups.


Date Created: August 29, 2010